Recipes to fill up without filling out

NewsUSAMay 11, 2013 

Looking to embrace a healthy physique this bathing suit season? Stick to fresh fruits and veggies. Certain fruits allow conscientious eaters to fill up without filling out. For example, watermelon is 92 percent water – so it’s hydrating and satisfying without any disadvantage of fat or cholesterol.

Even better, it provides several vitamins. Vitamin A plays an essential role in eye health and infection-fighting white blood cells. Vitamin B6 helps produce antibodies, and Vitamin C helps protect the body from harmful free radicals.

Try out one of these two beautifully simple recipes highlighting watermelon. Find more watermelon recipe ideas at watermelon.org.

Watermelon Waldorf Salad 2 cups cubed watermelon (about 1/2-inch cubes) 1/2 cup sliced celery 1/2 cup seedless red grape halves Dash of salt 1/4 cup Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted

STIR watermelon, celery and grapes together in a bowl. Just before serving, stir salt into yogurt for dressing. You may want to add a little water to lighten the thickness. Pour mixture over fruit and stir until coated. Sprinkle with almonds.

Watermelon Slice Popsicles Watermelon slices, cut to triangular wedge shapes, about 1/2 to 1 inch thick Popsicle sticks

FOR an easy, fun take on the yummy watermelon slice, insert a popsicle stick into the rind. It makes clean-up a breeze – especially for kids. You can also freeze the slices for a popsicle.

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